WordPress plug-ins

This may be helpful for those of you who blog on or run a site on WordPress (WP). Jeremy Del Rio of Generation Xcel asked me to let him in on my favorite plug-ins for a WP site their network is building. So, I compiled a list of my favorite 20 plug-ins that may be helpful in adding some free services and expanding what you do on your site/blog. The results are below: read more…

1 Bit Audio Player – mp3 preview in a page or post

Akismet – very effective SPAM catcher

Ajax Comment Preview – lets user see comment immediately before posting

Audio player – add a flash interface for your mp3 file to play it from within the post (audio files must have a sampling rate of 11.025 kHz or a variable — i.e. 22.050 kHz, 44.100 kHz, etc. or you get a “chipmunk effect”)

Auto-hyperlink URLs –  just what the title suggests (no code needed)

cforms II – an AMAZING adaptable contact form

Democracy Widget – poll widget

Embed QuickTime –  embed quicktime into a post or page

Filosofo Home-Page Control – turn any page into the default home page (great for any site where the site isn’t just a blog, or isn’t a blog at all)

Get Recent Comments – returns a list of recent comments for your sidebar

In-Series – group posts together as a series

KB Countdown Widget –  countdown to any event 

Recent Posts – returns a list of recent posts for your sidebar

Search Everything – rather than just searching titles, this searches through post and page text also.

WordPress Automatic Upgrade – well worth your energy to download and install. never sweat a WP upgrade again.

WP-DB-Backup –  backs up your WP database

WP-SimpleViewer – show SimpleViewer flash galleries in your pages or posts

WP-ShortStat –  stats for your blog which show up from your WP dashboard

wp-Table –  add a table to any post or page

WordPress Video Plugin – easy way to code video into any post or page

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